White Night Wedding
White Night Wedding

White Night Wedding

Jon, a middle-aged professor is about to get married for the second time, this time to a young woman, half his age. There are those who oppose to the marriage, including his future parents-in-law. When the guests start flocking to the island where the marriage is to be held, the groom starts getting cold feet.


Jon, a middle-aged professor is going to get married tomorrow, for the second time, to one of his ex-students half his age. But it's not all roses. Firstly, there's his cranky mother-in-law-to-be who violently opposes the marriage and who demands repayment of Jon's loan before the wedding night. Secondly, his plans to build a golf course on the little island of Flatey where they live aren't going at all to plan.

Thirdly his extremely drunk best man is on the loose without any shoes and lastly, the continual presence of his emotional first wife is haunting his every move. When the guests start flocking to the island, Jon starts getting cold feet, and after a very long night of drinking and thinking, will Jon be able to make it to the church on time?

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: January 18, 2008
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Length: 96 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Brúðguminn
  • International Title: White Night Wedding
  • Production Year: 2008
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: White Night Wedding
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby
  • Screening format and subtitles: 35mm filma með enskum textum -



Company Credits


  • Íslensk kvikmyndahátíð, Nuuk, Grænlandi, 2015
  • Nordlichter XII, Dresden., 2011
  • Rouen Nordic Film Festiva, 2010
  • Off Plus Camera, 2010
  • NICE Festival, 2009
  • Academy Awards, 2009 - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.
  • Titanic International Filmpresence Festival, 2009
  • Istanbul Film Festival, 2009
  • Seattle International Film Festival, 2009
  • Lubuskie Film Summer, 2009
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2009
  • Leeds International Film Festival, 2009
  • Camerimage Film Festival, 2009
  • Scandinavian House Film Festival, 2009
  • Film Centrum Vaasa, 2009
  • Transylvania International Film Festival, 2009
  • Festroia International Film Festival, 2009
  • Scanorama, 2009
  • Nordatlantens Brygge Biodage, 2009
  • Filmstelle VSETH, 2009
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2008 - Award: Feature Film of the Year. Actor of the Year in a Leading role (Hilmir Snær Guðnason). Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson). Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir). Cinematography of the Year (Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson). Costume Design of the Year (Helga I Stefánsdóttir). Production Design of the Year (Atli Geir Grétarsson, Grétar Reynisson). Nominated for Director of the Year. Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Margrét Vilhjálmsdóttir). Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Jóhann Sigurðarson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson). Nominated for Actress of the year in a Supporting Role (Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir). Nominated for Screenplay of the year (Baltasar Kormákur, Ólafur Eigill Einarsson). Nominated for Fim Score of the Year (Sigríður Bjóla, Jón Ólafsson).
  • Toronto Film Festival, 2008
  • Helsinki International Film Festival, 2008
  • Nordic Film Council Prize, 2008 - Award: Nominated
  • Braunschweig International Film Festival, 2008
  • Nordic Film Award, 2008 - Award: Iceland´s Entry


  • Sena, 2008 - DVD

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